On how urban centers led civilization forward

3. Ten Cities that Led the World
Ten cities
Great cities are complex, chaotic, and colossal. These are cities that dominate the world stage and define eras.

We journey back to discover Babylonian mathematics, Athenian theatre and intellectual debate, and Roman construction that has lasted millennia. We see Constantinople evolve into Istanbul, revolutionary sparks fly in enlightenment Paris, and the railways, canals, and ships that built Imperial London. اضافة اعلان

In Moscow men build spaceships while other men starve, New York’s skyscrapers rise up to a soundtrack of jazz, Mumbai becomes home to immense wealth and poverty, and Beijing’s economic transformation leads the way.

Through 10 unique cities, Paul Strathern explores how urban centers lead civilization forward, enjoying a moment of glory before passing on the baton.

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